Scotland’s First Minister, Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, has paid tribute to Weber Shandwick’s Nora Senior who has stepped down as Chair of the Scottish Chamber of Commerce after serving a four year term.
During her service, Nora has been an active advocate for Scottish business and a champion for the sector with the Scottish and UK governments, as well as helping Scottish businesses focus on international opportunities.
Nicola Sturgeon thanked Nora for her advice over the last four years, acting as a crucial link between the Chambers and Government. She also made reference to the critical role Nora has played in raising the profile of women and young people in business, and helping the sector look more closely at ensuring young people are ready and have the relevant skills for the workplace.
Liz Cameron OBE, Director and Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “I would like to thank Nora for her spirit of dynamism and entrepreneurialism, which played a pivotal role in achieving key wins for the Scottish business community, particularly in skills and international trade.
“Nora has played an instrumental role in making progress for our young people in Scotland through the Developing Young Workforce groups, increasing opportunities for businesses to trade overseas through the international Chambers of Commerce Network and growing our B2B support through Business Mentoring, which now has over 1,000 experienced business people acting as mentors for ambitious businesses.
“These are important initiatives which will have a positive impact on business development, skills and economic growth.”
Moray Macdonald, Managing Director of Weber Shandwick in Scotland, said: “Nora is an exceptional advocate for Scottish business and for Weber Shandwick. It was great to see the First Minister and business leaders recognise her work.”